The Dons received a welcome European bonus this afternoon, without kicking a ball.
Dutch side Feyenoord beat Heracles 3-1 to win their first Eridivise title since 1999.
Manchester United also lost 2-1 away to Spurs to blow their hopes of finishing in the top three of the English Premier League.
It means the Dons are on course to be seeded in next season’s Europa League qualifiers and also enter the competition a round later than they had first expected to.
The Dons are expected to confirm that once they have spoken to Uefa tomorrow.
But they now look certain to kick-off their Europa League campaign in the middle of July instead of at the end of June, when Rangers and St Johnstone will have to enter the competition.
The first round qualifiers are due to take place on June 29 and July 6.
The second round ones, the stage the Dons now look set to enter at, are on July 13 and 20.
Being among the seeded sides would also give the Dons more chance of a favourable pairing when the draws for both opening rounds are made on June 19.
The lift up the Uefa rankings is thanks to Ajax and United reaching this season’s Europa League final and failing to qualify for next season’s Champions League through their positions in their own domestic leagues.
Ajax could still have done that had Feyenoord slipped up.
United losing to Spurs too means the Dons players and manager Derek McInnes can start planning for some extra time off after they face Celtic in the Scottish Cup final on May 27.